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Twin Kubotas

Discussion in 'Equipment, Tools & Vehicle Pictures' started by merrimacmill, Jul 22, 2010.

  1. merrimacmill

    merrimacmill PlowSite.com Addict
    from MA
    Messages: 1,822

    I picked up my second Kubota M7040 today to add to the snow fleet. The first one worked out very well for us last season so it seemed like the right move. Just have to get it lettered up to match the other one now. I need to still pick up another 10 foot protech pusher for it. I've also been considering a Boss SS plow on one to try it out. Sometimes a plow would have been real useful on one last year.

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    Last edited: Jul 22, 2010
  2. THEGOLDPRO

    THEGOLDPRO PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,136

    sweet man, congrats.
     
  3. merrimacmill

    merrimacmill PlowSite.com Addict
    from MA
    Messages: 1,822

    thanks, I'm not sure how I'll be able to sit here and look at them for another several months waiting for snow...
     
  4. MIDTOWNPC

    MIDTOWNPC PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 4,452

    Thats a great setup. and I noticed you changed your signature.
    Good luck in the season to come.

    Why not get direct fit blade on one, wouldnt it save some coin? or this way you can use either or both to load?
     
  5. SNOWLORD

    SNOWLORD Senior Member
    from MN
    Messages: 610

    Lookin good!!
     
  6. DareDog

    DareDog PlowSite.com Addict
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  7. snocrete

    snocrete Banned
    Messages: 2,862

    Congrats on your new rig! Looks very sweet!!

    Why not put the 10ft pusher on front and add an ebling to the back of one? From what I've heard the eblings can be used to windrow when 1 wing is forward and the other straight out.....plus the other advantages that come with them seem to make them a great addition to a machine the is actually designed to "pull" anyway...........Or maybe just a straight blade for the back that has hydraulic angle..?..? Either way, you would also be adding usable ballast to the machine. Good luck this winter.
     
  8. merrimacmill

    merrimacmill PlowSite.com Addict
    from MA
    Messages: 1,822

    I would really like to add an ebling blade, I just really haven't been sold on them yet. I've talked to people who sell them telling me they are the best thing ever, but other than that haven't seen one or talked to any real world users who don't want to sell me one. I'm looking at adding a new service truck w/ a plow for a take home truck for my mechanic as his take home truck he has now is pretty high miles and is ready to become a back up truck. So with that said, it would take some real convincing to make me drop another 6K on a blade that no one around here uses. I am still very interested though..
     
  9. Kubota 8540

    Kubota 8540 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,952

    It needs a 9/0 plow and a 3 point sprayer...get er dun
     
  10. mercer_me

    mercer_me PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 6,361

    They look great. How many horse power?
     
  11. merrimacmill

    merrimacmill PlowSite.com Addict
    from MA
    Messages: 1,822

    They have 70 hp turbocharged. In the online specs it says its not turbo charged, but it most def is. I guess I just bring it up because I really don't understand why they are advertising the 7040's as non-turbo models, when they really are turbos... You can even hear it in my video here. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OBIqhpDJZ6g
     
  12. merrimacmill

    merrimacmill PlowSite.com Addict
    from MA
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    Ya, as you know from my PM I've been considering trying out a Boss 9 footer for it. I have a homemade one for my Case SS from a Diamond plow, but the hitch is homemade too, so it only fits the case, and not the kubotas. I am also considering cutting off the mount, and getting a universal mounting plate and re-welding it on there. Just depends on if I need the plow or a pusher on the skid steer this season.
     
  13. fisher guy

    fisher guy PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,068

    so which one is mine????
     
  14. Knockah22

    Knockah22 Senior Member
    Messages: 240

    Great looking addition to your fleet! Hope all goes well this winter for you. Make sure you keep your camera rolling.
     
  15. merrimacmill

    merrimacmill PlowSite.com Addict
    from MA
    Messages: 1,822

    Oh it will be rolling!

    Here is the latest from last year, I got a slo-mo version and a normal one.

    http://vimeo.com/12479079


    and

    http://vimeo.com/12295341


    I am thinking that I will combine some of the slo mo shots into the reg video.
     
  16. merrimacmill

    merrimacmill PlowSite.com Addict
    from MA
    Messages: 1,822

    which ever one you want Mike! Actually, maybe the old one... I don't want you burning the hell out of the clutch on the new one :mechanic:
     
  17. DareDog

    DareDog PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,438

    wow that one is haulin across that parking lot! is that really how fast it goes?
     
  18. merrimacmill

    merrimacmill PlowSite.com Addict
    from MA
    Messages: 1,822

    Yup, 20 mph. Well 19.5 on the dash. That lot was wide open, 7 acres, no obstructions.
     
  19. fisher guy

    fisher guy PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,068

    ur an ass lol i like the truck better anyways lol i will take u up on the test drive offer though one of these day
     
  20. Brant'sLawnCare

    Brant'sLawnCare PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,754

    Those are pretty sweet! I may be getting a smaller Kubota with a blower for sidewalks...